Director: Roland Emmerich
Writer: Wes Tooke (Screenplay)
Starring: Ed Skrein, Patrick Wilson, Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Luke Kleintank, Dennis Quaid, Aaron Eckhart, Keean Johnson, Nick Jones
Plot: The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.
Runtime: 2 Hours 18 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Midway starts in the aftermath of Pearl Harbour, Admiral Halsey (Quaid) leads a aircraft carrier offshore during the attack with slick pilot Dick Best (Skrein) eager to get back into plane to get revenge. With Edwin Layton (Wilson) knowing the dangers coming, he must now convince the new man running the base Chester W Nimitz (Harrelson) of a way to defeat the Japanese.
Jimmy Doolittle (Eckhart) is leading the mission to get an attack on Tokyo, while Edwin looks for a way to solve the problems they never planned for.
Thoughts on Midway
Thoughts – Midway is an action war movie, showing the battles between the Navy and Flight teams that worked together to fight back against the Japanese in the aftermath of Peral Harbour. These accounts are from the people that were involved in the missions, which will give us a few sites of knowing who will make it, but we never know who will make it out of the battles alive. This is done in a way to make sure we never know who will make it, much like the real battles the men would have gone through. We do have a large cast of actors, with both the American side and the Japanese side being portrayed with the events of the battles. This film might well portray the heroics of the American side of the battle, it will also show the honour of the Japanese side of it. When it comes to the dogfights, we have a series of explosive scenes that are edge of your seat with planes and ships blowing up left right and centre.
Final Thoughts – Midway is an epic wartime action movie rely on the massive action set pieces.